Personal trainers are often depicted in movies and media as intense athletes consistently barking orders to an elite protagonist. While this may fit within the perfect training movie montage, it is far from reality.
Instead, a personal trainer works alongside you in an encouraging and constructive environment. Working with a personal trainer can often be more beneficial than working out on your own, especially if you are a beginner.
A personal trainer is a certified professional in all things physical fitness, often including both nutritional and exercise components. Together, you can learn how your body works during exercise and use your newfound knowledge to strengthen it.
To get certification for personal training, your trainer has to have a vast understanding of human anatomy, functional exercise, exercise science and basic nutrition. Your personal trainer can be your go-to person for all health-related questions and tips.
Personal trainers create a personalized exercise training program based on your fitness goals, whether they are short or long term. Trainers specialize in all different areas of physical exercise, including weight lifting and cardio. Your personal trainer will keep your exercises tuned to what you can safely perform. This means they will challenge you but won’t push you toward a workout or machine that’s too much for your current capabilities.
Through it all, personal trainers motivate you to stay healthy and active. Making fitness enjoyable for you is a huge motivator. With their skills, knowledge and expertise, a personal trainer can form a plan based on your favorite at-home exercises or activities.
Your fitness goals and specific needs are the primary drivers of every personal training session. At your first appointment, you will discuss your objectives with your personal trainer. You’ll likely fill out some questionnaires beforehand to discuss during this initial session. This session lets you get familiar with your personal trainer and form a trusting bond with them.
During your first session, your trainer will assess your abilities and bodily characteristics, including:
Every session following will be workout-based. Your trainer will start your first workout plan by walking you through each exercise and often doing it with you. As time passes, your trainer may introduce new workouts to challenge you to build muscle and keep you accountable.
If you are interested in learning more about how personal training can benefit you, sign up for the free personal training demo at 5 Bridges Health & Fitness. We are excited to get you on track toward your goals.